Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Public Works Minister Jitin Prasada has said that the government is very sensitive about road safety and on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the department has planned to eliminate road accidents in a phased manner.
Prasada said in a conference on the issue of road safety on Saturday that the Public Works Department (PWD) has prepared an action plan in collaboration with various concerned departments including health, urban development and transport departments. Its aim is to reduce the number of road accidents by 50 percent by 2025 and to take it to zero by 2030.
Road accidents are a big problem from the point of view of road safety. There are clear instructions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the Central Government that the figures of road accidents should be brought down immediately. The goal is to reduce the number of road accidents by 50 percent by 2025 and to reduce road accidents to zero by 2030.
According to the central government data related to road accidents, in 2021, more than 19 thousand people were victims of road accidents in Uttar Pradesh. Statistics show that in comparison to 2020, the number of road accidents and deaths due to them has increased by 10 percent in 2021. The government has also planned to run a massive public awareness campaign to tackle the problem of road accidents.
Prasada said that as far as this challenge is concerned, PWD will not only play its role, all other departments including Transport, Health and Urban Development Department will be entrusted with their responsibility. Progress will be made in this direction by establishing co-ordination with all the departments.